Dr. Daniel Baldwin,
Music Director and Conductor
NCO Principal Conductor and Music Director, Daniel Baldwin, is quickly becoming one of the most highly sought after and widely performed composers in the world today. His music has been described as "epic", "refreshingly beautiful", "gorgeous and moving", and "beautifully inspired" by critics around the country. An award winning composer, Dr. Baldwin’s music has been presented on National Public Radio, in prestigious venues around the world, on hundreds of University stages, and at National and International conventions to include the Masterworks Festival, Midwest Clinic, MENC National Convention, and at the International Festivals of the associations of nearly every instrument. His music is published exclusively by Imagine Music Publishing, through which he is the editor of a band/orchestra/choir series titled "The Pathways Series".
Dr. Baldwin holds the degrees of Bachelor of Music in Education from Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva, OK, Master of Music in Composition with an emphasis in Wind Band Conducting from Kansas State University, and a DMA in Composition with an emphasis in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. His primary composition teachers include Eric Richards and Craig Weston as well as additional studies with Max Ridgway and Eric Ewazen. His primary conducting teachers include Michael Knedler at NWOSU, Frank Tracz at Kansas State University, and Tyler Goodrich White at UNL.